Change Your Ways by Matt DeAngelis: Review
The increasing division of opinions over the past few years served as inspiration for “Change Your Ways” by Matt DeAngelis. The musician usually draws inspiration for his songs from his surroundings, and he tries to find the good in every situation. “Change Your Ways” was recorded at two places, Musically Speaking Studios in Southern New Jersey and Gradwell House. It is a soulful pop-rock track filled with incredible piano sections, and a powerful voice accompanying it.
Upon hearing Matt’s track, I felt moved by the lyrical themes and musical aspects surrounding it. There’s a dazzling essence of hard rock present in certain parts such as the riffs and guitar solos which drive the track’s energy. Especially the ending solo, which is just a raw take on blues and gripping rock structure. It pulls you in and manages to sound polished enough to make the song a success. The artist’s voice pertains to an impressive high scale and he stays in tune perfectly. There’s so much emotion in his voice, and each sequence feels personal. By doing so, the song stands on its own and the instrumental portions stay vibrant.
Transitions are vital in any track. So, I was quite surprised when the rap portion entered the premise of “Change Your Ways”. It was short and sweet but truly managed to sound catchy. All in all, the melodies and harmonies are remarkable, and I’ve been hearing the track on repeat.
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Review by: Damien Reid